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An on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, electric vehicles, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe

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  • July 29, 2015,   by Craig Morris

    The new hard coal plant going up in Hamm, Germany, is apparently worthless and may never go into operation.

    July 28, 2015,   by Craig Morris

    This situation once again disproves the common notion that Germany can “rely” on French nuclear when it needs power. In reality, trading takes place based on price, not dire need to prevent...

    July 23, 2015,   by Craig Morris

    France is not ramping up renewables fast enough, so it will not reach that target anyway. Furthermore, it will not reach its target for the reduction in nuclear power, which is completely unrealistic...

    July 13, 2015,   by Craig Morris

    Hans-Josef Fell, co-author of the 2000 Renewable Energy Act, is not working to restrict wind farms in his home state of Bavaria. Otherwise, the article does not contain too many factual inaccuracies.

    July 11, 2015,   by Diane Moss

    Climate change skeptic and PR consultant Rupert Darwall recently wrote an editorial called “Obama’s Renewable Energy Fantasy” that spins a dire depiction of renewable power as a threat to economies...

  • July 22, 2015,   by McCunney, Robert J. MD, MPH; Mundt, Kenneth A. PhD; Colby, W. David MD; Dobie, R

    Results: (1) Infrasound sound near wind turbines does not exceed audibility thresholds. (2) Epidemiological studies have shown associations between living near wind turbines and annoyance. (3)...

    July 15, 2015,   by Chris Aldridge

    Gretchen Tenbusch, health officer for Huron and Tuscola counties’ health departments, said she had looked at five death certificates of individuals supposedly dying from wind turbines. Her review...

    July 6, 2015,   by Norman Swan

    From a scientific standpoint, wind farm syndrome fails the test of cause and effect, which generally has to fulfil two criteria: that harm from infrasound makes biological sense; and that there is a...

  • July 27, 2015,   by Paul Gipe

    What the photos clearly show is that the prototype has abandoned the lobed mixer-ejector feature that was the hallmark of the design—and the justification for the hype that this turbine would be the...[more]

    June 1, 2015,   by Simon Mahan

    Fad wind turbines do double duty for anti-renewable energy activists: they perpetuate false negative stereotypes of wind power, and then fail to deliver substantial quantities of clean, cheap power.

    April 16, 2015,   by Mike Harris

    Costing about $400,000 to purchase and install, the four wind turbines at Rim of the World High School may end up being just an expensive piece of modern art.

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